Magical History Tour

Do you think so? Looking at Rome’s contemporaries, the Parthian and Han Empires both lasted about 4½ centuries, and that doesn’t seem to me terribly unusual for later ones. That’s a long time for an inherently unstable system. I mean…America prides itself on its stability and it isn’t there yet.

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And they can all trace the start of their decline to the end of expansionist policies. Running out of people to conquer and plunder.

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One can see that in looking at the climate of areas that used to be the “breadbasket” of the Roman Empire, North Africa.

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Re: fall of the Roman empire - there’s an exhibition on that right now in Trier (until 2022-11-27)

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Michael Harriot covers the history of Black artists in comedy:

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Gonna crosspost in the BLM thread…

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A hidden history turned into an opera called “Omar,” about the life of Omar Ibn Said:

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A short interview, but some useful bits:

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